Is Friday named after a beautiful goddess with a chariot pulled by cats? Well. . .

Is Friday named for a beautiful Norse goddess?

In a world that knows too many details about unimportant matters, one would think that our collective expertise could be certain about something as essential as the days of the week. There is, however, a scholarly debate regarding which goddess of love in Norse mythology is the namesake of “Friday.” To complicate matters, it may be that Frigg (or Frigga) and Freyja  were at one point one goddess, or at least stemmed from the same one. It’s a headache.

Here’s a dollop of the facts we know about both divinities.

 Frigg is the queen of Asgard, the capital city of the Norse gods. She is a major goddess, and most myths focus on her roles as a wife and mother. Frigg is also said to be prophetic. Like her husband Odin, Frigg sometimes sits in a high seat called Hliðskjálf. From there she can look into other worlds.

Freyja, which is Old Norse for the “Lady,” has many associations, which include fertility, gold, and death. She rides a chariot that is driven by two cats. When she’s not in her chariot, she’s also known to hitch a ride on a boar she owns called Hildisvíni

(Have you ever considered why, given that September means “seven” and October means “eight,” these are the ninth and tenth months? Learn the reason, here.)

Friday is also associated with the planet Venus. In most Romance languages, the word for Friday derives from dies Veneris, which in Latin means “day of Venus.” For example, in Romanian Friday is vineri, and in French it is vendredi.

Is Tuesday really named for a one-handed god? More about that, here.

Domino’s Pizza Introduces New Sandwich Stars.

Cancer Weekly October 13, 2009 Domino’s Pizza[R] (NYSE:DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is lining up with the stars — astrological stars that is. In honor of the launch of its four new sandwiches, and just for fun, Domino’s consulted an astrologer to see if consumers’ zodiac signs influence their food and sandwich preferences. Take it with a grain of salt if you must, but there may just be something surprisingly stellar in a Taurus love for beef, a Cancer craving for comfort foods, a Scorpio preference for spicy seasonings and the like (see also Domino’s Pizza). go to web site dominos coupon codes

For this entertaining analysis, Domino’s partnered with Steve Weiss, author of Signs of Taste and president of Straightforward Communications, a marketing and research consultancy specializing in consumer demography and trends.

“My interest in food astrology grew out of a talk on menu trends I once gave to the National Restaurant Association,” says Weiss. “I surveyed hundreds of professional and amateur ‘foodies’ regarding their menu preferences and, as an afterthought, I asked everyone to note their birth dates. When I eventually tabulated the results by astrological sign, I was amazed and delighted by some real correspondences among the various signs.” “At Domino’s we’re always going to have a serious interest in customer values, the motivations people have for enjoying a Domino’s experience,” said Jenny Fouracre, Domino’s Pizza spokesperson. “At the same time, though, we know that one value common to everyone is having a little fun. Astrology is just one of those areas where consumer research and fun overlap, where you can get at a little bit of insight and enjoy a big smile at the same time.” What’s your food personality according to astrology?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) is The Energizer, who enjoys food with extreme flavors and temperatures.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Buffalo Chicken (chicken with hot sauce flies here) TAURUS (April 20 to May 21) is The Pleasure Seeker who loves foods that are totally indulgent.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Philly Cheese Steak (a mound of beef & melted cheese, score!) GEMINI (May 22 to June 21) is The Snacker who loves savory handheld and bite sized foods.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Italian (loves cold cuts with salty/acidic accents) CANCER (June 22 to July 21) is The Nurturer who lives to provide and consume comfort foods.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Chicken Parm (a perennial favorite of the whole family) LEO (July 22 to August 21) is The Celebrant who enjoys making any meal a happy social occasion.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Italian Sausage and Peppers (pizza would be great, too!) VIRGO (August 22 to September 21) is The Perfectionist who is very precise about food preferences.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Mediterranean Veggie (always into good-for-you choices) LIBRA (September 22 to October 22) is The Balancer who loves to pair contrasting but compatible foods. web site dominos coupon codes

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Chicken Bacon Ranch (chicken & bacon…it could work!) SCORPIO (October 23 to November 22) is The Traditionalist who knows what she likes and expects a deal.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Italian Sausage and Peppers (go strong with flavors or don’t go at all) SAGITTARIUS (November 23 to December 21) is The Adventurer who will try anything from anywhere once.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Chicken Habanero (exotic and bountiful, Sagittarius is on board) CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) is The Pragmatist who likes mom’s cooking and high-image foods.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Philly Cheese Steak (private) or Mediterranean Veggie (public) AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) is The Fan who loves contemporary cuisine presented innovatively.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: Buffalo Chicken (‘wings’ on a sandwich…now that is cool) PISCES (February 19 to March 20) is The Muse who has the deepest private associations with favorite foods.

Recommended Domino’s Sandwich: possibly Any of Them (we told you, it’s very personal!) Starting at $4.99, Domino’s Oven Baked Sandwiches are available in eight delicious varieties, all on artisan Italian bread and baked to a golden brown. To contact a local Domino’s store or order online, please visit www.dominos.com


  1. tv amr -  February 21, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    But wanna state that it is very beneficial , Many thanks for taking your time and efforts to write this.

  2. zach -  July 1, 2011 - 9:13 am

    stop bringing up jesus

  3. ^.^ -  February 25, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday … time to do what we LOVE

    Venus represents personal love while Jesus represents universal love
    GOOD Friday — greatest form of LOVE by J.C. = self-sacrifice + salvation
    BAD Friday — Friday, the 13th = fear of accident, injury, death, damnation
    Strange, how everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die!

    Glad some of you like FRIDAY as your best day of the week. What’s the best day for me?

    Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow has not yet arrived. TODAY is a GIFT … that’s why it’s called … PRESENT. Let’s celebrate each and every day … with smiles and laughters. Cheers!!!

  4. MOOT -  February 25, 2011 - 6:55 am

    Somehow it’s hard for me to visualize a chariot DRIVEN by two cats.

  5. xplore4life -  October 1, 2010 - 7:12 am

    Thats a great day. I like friday and I always think this is so special for me.

  6. HKMar -  September 30, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    And that is why we all LOVE friday, because Venus is the goddess of Love & beauty!


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